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SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin
SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin

SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://austin.hyatt.com
  • Phone: (512) 480-2035
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private dining area to accommodate up to 25 guests. We also cater to parties up to 50 guests and offer an array of custom menus for your dining needs. Birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, weekend brunch and holiday parties are always welcome. Contact us directly to have all details arranged and handled for you.
  • Private Party Contact: Dan Meehan (512) 480-2035
  • Entertainment: Marker 10 Spirits & Cuisine offers on the first floor provides live entertainment Friday & Saturday evenings. Many of SWB's tables have prime seats where the live entertainment from below can be heard throughout our open air location on the 2nd floor of our atrium.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barton Springs & South Congress
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is complimentary for all patrons of SWB restaurant. The Hyatt Regency Austin also offers full valet parking for an additional charge.
A word from SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin
Situated on the second level of Hyatt Regency Austin’s gorgeous atrium, SWB offers regional cuisine that will delight your taste buds with fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Diners appreciate our contemporary décor, set against a wall of glass that overlooks the spectacular Austin skyline and Town Lake. Dine with a large group at our fun community table or enjoy the comfort of your own private table. Reward yourself with tempting dishes like our caramel-braised short ribs, southwestern mac & cheese, our famous fajitas, or even our delicious desserts all made in-house. Discover an upscale Southwestern-style dining experience designed to please all your senses. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We arrived at 1pm and it felt like Brunch was almost over (?) - they were tearing down tables in the ballroom foyer, etc. Food was good and nice selections, but service was almost non-existent - for the price point, should have been much more attentive."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for Mother's Day, and at 62 dollars a person, we hoped the food would have been excellent. The crab legs were so salty, we couldn't eat them. The crab claws were small, but edible, at least. The sushi was fishy and made my husband gag. We are big sushi eaters and, again, couldn't eat it. The prime rib and sea bass were delicious and all the side dishes were fantastic. The desserts were a huge let down, so much that I ate a waffle with whipped cream and strawberries for dessert, and surprisingly, my favorite dish. Overall, spending over $200 on brunch for the star dish being a waffle, isn't somewhere I would recommend. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience, food and service was superb, overall amazing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Best New York strip I've ever had. Fun to watch the bats flying around."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The Southwest Bistro restaurant was a mixed dining experience. The service and atmosphere were fine. Except they did not enforce the "no smoking within 15 feet of the door" policy even though we were outside. The cigarette smoke and even a cigar smoke was a bit disappointing, but didn't ruin out mood. The bucket of fries we got for our son was delicious. And both my Sliders and the Ceviche were very good. Other than the atmosphere, I'm not sure we'll be back. The $15 valet parking seemed extreme."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had a lovely brunch with 3 other guests. Some of us got the breakfast buffet, some ordered off the lunch menu. Nice selection, very tasty, fantastic service. Would go to again!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Although this restaurant is surrounded by many other restaurants downtown, the food is still good and the view of town lake can't be beat."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Went to this place on valentines day because it was the only reservation I could get. It was $50 for a three-course meal and so I was expecting high quality food. It ended up being just average, the steak wasn't impressive, way too much fat and the flavor was bland. I could have gotten better at Outback Steakhouse... The deserts tasted like they had been sitting out for a while. Wouldn't recommend this place for how much you spend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It didn't work out on this special occasion. I probably won't go back but maybe someone else would have a better experience than I did."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This wasnt what I was expecting when booking this restaurant. I am a very picky eater and this was not to my liking at all."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had the opportunity to take my wife out for lunch at SWB. The food was excellent and the view of downtown Austin and Lake Austin was beautiful. The service was excellent and I would highly recommend dinning at this location. The prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food was very mediocre, especially considering price; but service was excellent"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Highly recommended for those that want the experience of eating at their own pace and enjoying the view of Lake Austin while they eat."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "When I think about Thanksgiving the first thing that comes into my mind is Food, then Family and Friends to share it with and then finally hoping the where will be the right atmosphere to make it all fun. My family and friends came to the Southwest Bistro for Thanksgiving and got not only good food but we got seated at an excellent table away from the crowds with a great few of the whole event. The food was wonderful, the ambiance good, and the wait staff excellent. We left rubbing our bellies and in a great mood."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Unfortunately, we didn't even get to keep the dinner reservation due to an absence of free parking at the hotel. We pulled into an empty and open parking lot in front of the hotel (open gate, no attendant), and as we were walking to the door, the attendant came out of the hotel to say it was an employees lot only. Parking for the restaurant patrons was in the (paid) garage some distance away, or by valet. We didn't have the time to search for parking as part of our dinner plans, as we had to get to the theater in an hour as well. Sorry we didn't get to try this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "There were three or four bats flying around inside the restaurant. Our server dismissed it as normal saying, "I haven't been hit by one yet." Unfortunately we didn't get great service and they charge $7 for chips and salsa. I understand this is a nice place, but that is just ridiculous. Make that free and people may splurge on dessert or a nice appetizer."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "good food, excellent staff, great new parking garage, fantastic view of the city in the winter months when trees don't block view!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Nothing remarkable here. Just good service and unimaginative food in a hotel restaurant. I wouldn't cross the river for it, but it is convenient and spacious in the Hyatt. This night the server did go an extra mile to find a particular wine for my boss."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "We tried this place for our Anniversary and were a little disappointed by the decor when we arrived. The restaurant was almost empty, so we wondered if we'd made a mistake. However, when the food arrived, we were transformed to an exquisite oasis! Scallops for an appetizer were amazing with a touch of watermelon! Our main entrees were unrivaled...I had sirloin and gulf shrimp and he had New York strip. The gulf shrimp were some of the best I've ever had-succulent and buttery. Dessert topped it off with a delicious pecan crusted cheesecake that melted in your mouth. You would never know this was a hotel restaurant by the fantastic food, so don't be discouraged by the outdated decor."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Although we were there on a holiday, the place was empty and the service a bit slow for them having not many customers. Food was pretty much typical of a major hotel dining room--uninspiring but good enough to eat. The view of Town Lake is pretty good."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "Though the wait staff was friendly, they missed several opportunities to check on our dining progress. We had the blue corn spinach quesadillas which were soggy and had excess grease on the plate. My husband chose the surf and turf which he enjoyed. The beef was tender and cooked to order. I had the rosemary infused fries with the NY strip. The fries were crisp and hot, but the steak was a bit overlooked and chewy. The view was spectacular as we had a view of both the sunset and the Congress Avenue bats - overall it was a nice evening."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "A window view of Lady Bird Lake, the Congress Avenue Bridge and the famous bats flying by at dusk makes the Hyatt the perfect place for entertaining out-of-town guests."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Busy day of conferences, seminars, and speakers--SWB was quiet and relaxing."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "SWB is a nice spot for dining on Lady Bird Lake...good food, great service, nice vista and a short walk to the "bats" at twilight!"
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "We love this place and it never disappoints! Food and service are always excellent and you are in ae reflect spot downtown! Our kids love it too!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "The whole dining experience was wonderful. We came as a party of six with reservations. The table was beautifully set ahead of time. The service was excellent and the food was superb! We even had a small child in our party, and the waiter accommodated our needs in an excellent manner. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family who will be traveling to the Austin area. Many thanks for making a special evening memorable!"
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "The Sunday breakfast buffet was very good, and the breakfast menu selections were also impressive. We were celebrating a birthday, and the waiter brought a treat with a lit candle on top - very thoughtful."
    Dined on 5/19/2013
  • "Expensive, kids running around. Festive atmosphere with fun live band. Platters of shrimp, king crab legs, oysters... Was there anything else ? Didn't even look. Carving tables with meat. Sides, salad, pancakes. Passed them by... Bloody Mary bar. Nice pour of Vodka. Lots of ingredients. Boiled shrimp were good, not great. Sauce was good. Crab legs were good to very good. A little salty. But Oh so tasty with melted butter. I think between the four of us, we finished off about 12 plates of crab... We did taste some deserts. Crepe Suzette, excellent. Not stingy on Gran Marnier. Definitely, worth the $. just once..."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "A great evening with a date. Greeted with smiles and treated as honored guests. The wait service was friendly, accommodating yet not intrusive. This was a specialty dinner with a select menu. It had a good range of selections, even for a picky date, and they were nicely described. The food was tremendous! Beautifully presented and bursting with flavor. Just a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Tried to charge us $5 for parking but we whined and they let us go in anyways. Waiters were attentive but didn't know anything about the menu or ingredients. Food was pretty but not all that tasty."
    Dined on 2/12/2013
  • "Amazing staff, great view. Re: food, did not have regular menu because of New Years Eve, and holiday buffet had limited vegetarian options (unlike regular menu)."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "We made the mistake of attending the Christmas buffet here. Thought that it would be nice not to shop, cook, and clean this year; and we would have been better off ordering pizza. We had a 4pm reservation, but sure wish they would have mentioned it closed down before 5pm. For $55 a person we were treated to dried out charcutterie, a warm salad bar, and hard rolls. I am not sure how the 'carving station' was because they ran out of prime rib, and had a nothing be a gnarly pig leg and dried out salmon leftover. I wasn't expecting much from the Hyatt; but this was way worse than I could have imagined."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "We've been long time guests of the Hyatt brunches for Thanksgiving and Christmas for years, and have always enjoyed the experience. This year, it seems that the food options were diminished, particularly the absence of the seafood station and the omelet station. However, the food we had was very good and well prepared. Bring back the seafood station and the omelets and it will be perfect."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "Christmas lunch was wonderful. The food was delicious. The view was beautiful and the staff was amazing. Some in my party were late and I was afraid that we would lose our seating. I was told not to worry--they worked around it and we were all seated. I was so appreciative!"
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "My husband and I attended the Christmas Brunch with my parents with high expectations. What we were served was an elaborate cheese and antipasto style platter, several salads and a few vegetables. The carving board stations of salmon, pork and prime rib were acceptable but this buffet could have been served on any day of the week. There was nothing special about it. We mistakenly thought the menu would be the same as the one on line for the Hyatt Lost Pines, which is the reason we made the reservation. I wish now we had driven a bit farther to the Hyatt Lost Pines for what would have been a much nicer dining experience with a greater variety of food."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "They were not on their A game on Thanksgiving. Granted, it's a huge day for restaurants which are open, but one assumes they would be prepared. We arrived for our reservation and they did not have it. We were told to give them 15 minutes and they would ready a table for us. We waited about 50 minutes before being seated and when we went upstairs to our table, at least 1/3 of the tables were empty. Also, another family was coming in as we were going to our table,the restaurant didn't have their resevation either. We finished our meal and they were just being seated. They also had to wait 45-50 minutes when there were empty tables all around. Our server was great and we enjoyed our time together, but organization needs to be improved!!!"
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "We had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving brunch and the Hyatt offered a wide variety of food to enjoy. As always, my favorite was the succulent shrimp, the moist and tender Lox and juicy sweet crab claws. I must add the grilled salmon and roast turkey were very good too. Our server was very attentive and friendly too."
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "Had Thanksgiving Day Brunch. The buffet was great. Very good selection of food. Service was awesome. Managers and supervisors made accommodations for our guests. This is our 4th time to a Hyatt holiday brunch, and it has been a great experience. We support other Hyatt Brunches too like in San Antonio. Have been a previous Hyatt catering manager elsewhere."
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "Our party celebrated Thanksgiving brunch at the Hyatt. The food selection and table servers were great! Never felt rushed given the onslaught of people dining this particular day."
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "We had a great time - enjoyed the view and atmosphere especially, and the food and service were both exemplary"
    Dined on 11/17/2012